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  1. That was really nice of them, please pass on my and our gratitude for the lovely offer of the prints!! You should send them the link to the build and gallery
  2. Those are great photos Bill. I had just done the same with my build, the way the splitter plate is modelled on HB models (and others by the looks of it) are wrong for the Triple Plow I intakes. As you mention there is the kink up the top on the forward section of the plate, plus the plate is not even with the intake at the bottom, it sits away for the intake and closer to the fuselage. It's actually parallel to the fuselage and the part of the intake next to it is not vertical but slightly off vertical so you have the gap at the base. The shape of the plate even uo remove the "kink" is not 100% flat, unfortunately don't show the subtlety in it's shape. You're doing a great job on her!!
  3. Nice work on the can's Robert, they look nice, same with the main U/C.
  4. That's a great looking paint job Muzz!!! It looks a little bit patchy and faded which I like.
  5. thanks Bob. now we just need someone to build a 1/48th A & D model and we've got the lot covered in both scales! Unfortunately the ones in 1/144th are really old and from what a gather not much good! OzMods were planning to do one and I think they got to the mastering stage, but don't know what happened from there. It's not listed on their website, but they do some resin conversion sets for the old Arii monstrosity!
  6. Welcome aboard, and now messing about either! For the first time in any GB/STGB I can say that a RAAF aircraft is one of the most popular build choices! Great start as well, the Hasegawa kit does look quite nice, even as a OOB build, the cockpit looks great. Well good luck with your build, it's nice you could came along and join the fine, look forward to seeing her in the gallery.
  7. I've had to get a bigger bottle as well! She looks great with those first colours on!!!
  8. Nice work Andrew, that mod to the cradle looks pretty straight forward and will look nice. I can't remember what that area looked like, that detail photo is great!
  9. I agree it's worth the effort, I love you work Glynn!! I think I'll go down the same path as well now. If I had the time I might have been inclined to build a couple of ladders, but I don't think I will. Will be struggle as it is with the time I well have.
  10. Muzz you're making great progress, that little extra detail work is great! I've got the same colours sitting on my bench for the day....whenever it'll be to paint mine. The trick with these for a super smooth fine finish is plenty of Levelling Solution. I picked this tip up from Tony's amazing F-16 builds, you pop over and have a look if you haven't already. I'm sold on the stuff now. Even heavy dilution amounts (test it first!!!) give you amazingly smooth and even light coats!
  11. Ok to clear this up. At the time I announced the poll closed I locked the gallery thinking it would lock the poll, but clearly it didn't (it is now). The original results were 7 to 6, so these will stand. I really do think Tony did an amazing job with all his builds, but with all Britmodeller GB's and STGB's, the winning build is the most popular build voted by the members. Unfortunately quantity does not count.
  12. I don't see why not, they certainly like flames in those comics!
  13. I've got a resin RA-5 (and a resin MiG-31) that's about the same size, and I want a Su-24 to go with them......where are they all going to go! (plus 2 more Su-17/22's to go as well!!)
  14. Great work Tim, I'm glad you got her finished. I do so like the F-16 in this sort of colour scheme, much nicer than the Grey beasties. The aerial shot looks great. Thanks for joining the build, even though you were pulled away and thus unable to finish in time, it was a real pleasure to follow your build.
  15. About 87 (or 88 I don't quite remember) there was an in house project at 6 Sqn, looking into the viability and if it was at all possible to fit a refuelling probe on an F-111. A couple of our young engineers and Systech FSGT's were involved in the project. One of or F-111's was in the hanger for a while they tried to figure out how and where to fit it, plus how to plumb it all up. They made a mock probe out of cardboard and plastic from memory, and taped it onto the nose, forward of the cockpit and off to the right. Just above the RH avionics door panel. The first we knew of it was when one of the SysTech FSgt's came into our donger (hut) looking for tape to make the mockup (he was an Ex Instrument fitter). Of course it was out then even though it was all meant to be hush hush, but there was a never ending trail of curious LAC's and CPLs wondering into the hanger for a look, we could stay but the LAC's were yelled at to get out...it didn't stop them though! She actually looked quite good, I don't know if there were any photos taken or not, there's bound to be some paperwork somewhere lost in the defence department bureaucracy. The project sort of fizzled out, probably due to the plumbing issues, it would have been a nightmare! I'm sure one of the engineering officers was at that time a FO Millet, if it's the same person then I think he's a Wing Commander now (or was, he may have left). There were lots of interesting little projects going on around that time. Got to see the test footage of some of the Harpoon test launches. Watch one of our F-111's (A8-131) land without the nose wheel down. Of course 1 SQN had to go one better sometime later and do it without any wheels down, awesome landing job thought! The F-111C with all the bombs on all the stations.....they moved it into the position they wanted then loaded her up. They were too scared to tow here with that load fitted! Sorry if I hijacked your thread a wee bit! look a dancing penguin!!